IMAGES OF THE COSMOS:
Mandalas for the Sacred
"A bridge between science and religion not based
on any one cultural interpretation of God, but rather the sacred
revealed through the universal phenomena that bind us to the cosmos."
MANDALA (Sanskrit, mandalam, circle): COSMIC
-GEOCENTRIC COMOS: Plato, Ptolemy:Music
of the Spheres, 5 Regular Solids.
-HELIOCENTRIC UNIVERSE: Copernicus, Kepler: "Geometry
MANDALAS CAN INSPIRE CREATIVITY
- The Dhamaraja Mandala inspired Mueller’s
Nobel-winning discovery of high-temperature superconductors.
- Both scientific intuition and religious revelation are creative
- We are "Created Co-Creators" (Phil Hefner)
-"To Discover the World in a Grain of Soot (Sand)" (Blake)
"When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the words Thy hands have made."
MODERN COSMOLOGY: IMAGES FOR A NEW STORY
-We are made of stardust.
-"We are sitting on an island of knowledge in a sea of mystery." Chet Raymo